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St Peter Port, Guernsey

Saga Sapphire blog - Captains' blogs

1st September, 2014

We woke to glorious sunshine today and beautifully calm seas which meant our visit to St Peter Port in Guernsey looked promising. We were not able to dock alongside, so today MV Saga Sapphire spent the day at anchor and we used the ship’s tenders to transport passengers ashore. Guernsey is the second largest of the Channel Islands and has a splendid mix of French and English culture. St Peter Port is the Island’s bustling capital and for those passengers who were not booked on an organised excursion, they were able to venture ashore at their leisure and explore this lovely town independently.

The tours today included ‘Leisurely Sark’ which travelled to a tiny island of just over 2 square miles and a population of just 600. On the ‘Fortified Guernsey Tour ‘, passengers learnt about the German occupation of Guernsey during World War II. There was also an Island Panoramic Tour which gave passengers a good overall insight into this charming island.

The weather stayed fine throughout the day and passengers made the most of their final port of call for this cruise. Our guests will now enjoy their final few hours on board as tomorrow we dock in Dover, marking the end of this twelve day cruise around the British Isles.


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